Short Story Comp – Sep 2011


The Australian Literature Review is running monthly short story competitions for September, October and November.

Stories should be 1,000-3,000 words in length and fit the theme for the relevant month. Stories should be submitted to as an attached document or in the body of the email. Multiple entries are permitted but only submit each story for one of the months. Stories are due by midnight on the 20th of each month and the winner will be announced on the 30th of each month.

September (theme: International Setting)

Stories should have an interesting setting outside Australia. The setting can be historical, contemporary or future. Although the theme relates to setting, this a short STORY competition – so something interesting should happen in the setting. Make sure you don’t just write a profile of the setting (eg. a character contemplating what the setting means to them or providing general commentary on the setting).

Prize: a book pack (titles below) courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia.

                   The ChaseThose Who Come AfterUntil Thy Wrath be Past: A Rebecka Martinsson InvestigationThe Language of FlowersThe Dinosaur FeatherJourneys on the Silk Road

Entry is free but you are welcome to make a pledge to the crowdfunding campaign for the AusLit Debut Novels Project via before November 4th.

Writers from outside Australia are welcome to enter to have your story displayed on the site but only writers living in Australia are eligible for the monthly prize. International writers should indicate in your email if you live outside Australia.


The Australian Literature Review

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2 Responses to Short Story Comp – Sep 2011

  1. Pingback: Short Story Competitions – Sep/Oct/Nov 2011 | The Australian Literature Review

  2. Bei Dawei says:

    Will these be collected in print?

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